New Dodoma Msalato International Airport

New Airport
Completion: in 2 years (31-Dec-2024)
IATA: n/a
ICAO: n/a
City: Dodoma
Country/Territory: Tanzania


  • Annual (pax):
    • 1,500,000

Other airports in Dodoma


Msalato International Airport is a proposed development to serve the capital of Tanzania, Dodoma. The existing airport, Dodoma Airport, is within the municipality and is subject to expansion restrictions. The new Msalato Airport is expected to complement Dodoma Airport's operations. Tanzania's Government signed a contract on 13-Sep-2021 for the construction of New Dodoma Msalato International Airport. The government will contribute TZS127 billion (USD54.74 million) for the project, which will also be supported by a USD329.47 million loan agreement between the government and the African Development Bank. Construction will be undertaken in two phases, with the first phase covering construction of the runway and terminal, which is expected to take 36 months. The second phase will be implemented based on demand, within 20 years of completing the first phase. Once complete, the airport will have capacity for 1.5 million passengers p/a.

Sep-2021. Tanzania's Government signed a contract on 13-Sep-2021 for the construction of New Dodoma Msalato International Airport with a JV comprising Sinohydro, Beijing Sino-Aero Construction Engineering Company and China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation.

Oct-2020. Tanzania's Deputy Minister of Transport Elias Kwandikwa reported construction for New Dodoma Msalato International Airport is due to begin after FY2020/2021.

Nov-2019. Tanzania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation reported African Development Bank approved a USD275 million loan to the New Dodoma Airport.

Jan-2017. Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the Government will construct a fifth international airport in Dodoma, in the Msalato area. Mr Majaliwa said New Dodoma Msalato International Airport will be located 14km from Dodoma city centre, and facilitate the transfer of Government offices from Dar Es Salaam to Dodoma. 

Aug-2011. Tanzania Airports Authority announced the completion of a feasibility and design study for Msalato Airport, with support provided by the Arab Bank for Africa Development (BADEA). The Tanzanian Government is in discussions with development partners and financial institutions, including BADEA and the African Development Bank (AfDB) to source up to USD105 million to fund the project.

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